Date: 10/11/2018 | Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Project H.O.P.E. Art Contest Winners and Public Art Sculpture Plans to be Unveiled

On October 11, 2018 at its “Coming Out” Party, the World AIDS Museum & Educational Center (WAM) will share an exclusive sneak peek at its future.

“In honor of National Coming Out Day we encourage everyone to come out, learn about the achievements of the past year, recognize our supporters, and continue to build community through art” said Will Spencer, President of the Board of Trustees at the World AIDS Museum & Educational Center

“Best Kept Secret” No More

WAM invites you to join us for a special evening of surprises as we unveil plans for and celebrate the winners from the Art of Community Project H.O.P.E. sponsored by the Community Foundation of Broward in partnership with the City of Oakland Park.

WAM will reveal the final concept for a public art sculpture that will be created to inspire residents and individuals living with HIV/AIDS that there is hope for a better future. WAM has received nearly 200 entries to its community competition where local students, artists, and residents were engaged to design an art piece that depicts an empowering message of recognition and awareness to what many deem a “forgotten population” and their struggle to survive and live a meaningful life despite the disease. A panel of community leaders will select the finalists and the winning artists will be announced at our “Coming Out” Party on October 11th. The winning artworks will serve as the design template of a large-scale outdoor sculpture created by local artist Tyler K Smith and installed at a prominent location in the City of Oakland Park.

Party guests will also enjoy highlights of our community work with our friends and partners and get an exclusive sneak peek at WAM’s future.

“We are excited to share our stories of success with our friends, stakeholders and community” said Samuel Joseph, Interim Executive Director, World AIDS Museum. The Coming Out” Party is our chance to share who we are, the important work we do, and stop being our community’s “Best Kept Secret”.”

“Coming Out” Party Plans

WAM’s “Coming Out” Party is scheduled to take place Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event will be hosted at ArtServe, which is located at 1350 East Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. WAM’s “Coming Out” Party is free for museum members, staff, volunteers, community partners/collaborators, and other invited guests.

CALL (954) 390-0550 or CLICK HERE for more information

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